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I have 10 files which I need to send per e-mail. It is inconvenient for me all 10 files and it will be inconvenient for the receiver to download all 10 files (it can be annoying to do the same operation 10 times).

I would like to put all 10 files into one files (I think it can be done as archive). How can I do it?

Important details. I am working in the Windows 7 and prefer to do the mentioned operation from the command line. In the directory, where I have my 10 files, I have many other files which I would not like to include into the archive. The files are small, so compression rate and size do not play any role. I just one to have an easy way to put 10 files into one and then easily to extract these 10 files.

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Download and install FreeZIP. Put the 10 files you want to archive in a new directory (for example "zip"), make right-click on the folder and select "zip". 7zip will create a .zip archive named Free.zip. Send this to your receiver. He needs to install Freezip or an other archive-manager that can handle zip. I think Windows itself can allready unpack zip-files. But I am not shure about that because I always used WinZip and/or Winrar (not free).

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Use a command line compression tool. Info-Zip is one free one that I've use quite a bit.

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Locate the file or folder that you want to compress. Right-click the file or folder, point to Send to, and then click Compressed (zipped) folder. A new compressed file is created in the same location. You may rename it as you wish.

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-1 he was asking for command-line solutions –  Jeff Martin Apr 6 '10 at 22:55
    
Since I think this is a simple and quick solution, I've posted this answer. This way he won't have to install a 3rd party app (like 7zip) to archive the files. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Apr 6 '10 at 23:00

7zip would do the job.

With 7zip you can create a .tar archive, .zip, or a .7z archive.

And you can create self-extracting zip executables, in case the recipient doesn't know what to do with a .tar or .gz file.

I would recommend you get 7zip and RTFM as to how to use it on the command line.

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And its FREE - big plus! –  Joe Taylor Apr 7 '10 at 21:28

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